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Liability of local authorities for abuse by foster carers.Read more
The Supreme Court has today decided by a majority of 4-1 that a local authority can be held vicariously liable for abuse of a child committed by foster parents whilst in their careRead more
Following an announcement to the London Stock Exchange this morning the MoJ has now published its response to the discount rate consultation along with draft legislation.Read more
A claimant who had suggested that she had tripped over a hosepipe on a forecourt, causing her injury, saw her claim for damages dismissed after a Judge concluded he did not find her story in any way…Read more
The Court of Appeal has reconsidered the application of s.4 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (the “1972 Act”) in a case where a man later died after having fallen down a staircase without a…Read more
In February, the Supreme Court heard the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council relating to abuse by foster parents and whether a local authority can be liable for this. Whilst the case relates…Read more
The value of outsourcing contracts signed by UK local authorities in the first half of 2016 increased by 84% to £685m despite a dip in the value of overall public sector spend.Read more